Qatar’s population consists mainly of expats – so you’ll work with people from around the world as well as locals. In a country where businesses either do very well or fail quickly, you’ll have a better chance of succeeding if you’re familiar with Arabic business culture.
Qatar was ranked 83rd out of 190 countries in The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Survey for 2017. It came first for paying taxes and also scored highly for dealing with construction permits. Areas of weakness were getting credit and protecting minority investors, along with enforcing contracts and starting a business.
While the government offers tax incentives to encourage people to start new businesses, expats need a Qatari partner who often has to hold a 51% share in the company.